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About Trade Commissions

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 10, 2012, 3:50 PM



Hey all, just writing this to inform my stance on accepting trades:

I treat trades as commissions, meaning that I have to receive something in equal value. As much as I would like to trade with everyone, I just can't. Don't feel humiliated or down if you come to me and I won't do a trade with you. It's nothing against you personally.

Also it has to do a lot with time and stuff too. As if I would really would like to trade with you if you approach me about it, I may be too busy with regular work and other stuff to keep up with it and I will have to hit you back when it's a more appropriate time to do so. It's all chance when it comes down to that.

Just a lil' notice about that.

Thanks!

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:iconstamayostudio:
StamayoStudio Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't even want a trade, I just did this b/c I love you. (pause) No homo. [link]
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wbd Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for posting this up- I think a lot of artists have similar thoughts, but it's hard to put them into words. You phrased it pretty much perfectly.
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goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I actually agree, both the journal and this comment :thumbsup:

You sometimes definitely want something in return if you worked hard for your half... It's only fair
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Manu-G Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure if I'm good enought to your standards, maybe not now, but someday would be really funny to do it.
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QUICKMASTER Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
totally agree with you, sir

one day , I will ask you for trade
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:iconsupercaterina:
SuperCaterina Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I didn't even know you made trades! =D
Wait for me, I'll train MOARRR! :iconplanningplz:
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:iconmaccarrickluv:
MacCarrickLuv Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats how I feel. XD
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Ah-Zombies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are way too skilled for me to even consider asking you. It would definitely be an honor and be AWESOME, but I'll be much too afraid of being rejected by an artist I admire. Aha.
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DRAGSLICKS Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
A trade with you would be cool, But can't draw anthro... ;P
anyways, If you're ever interested hit me up.
I work really slowly tho, so that might be a problem :P
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:iconemayai:
Emayai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*claps* very fair point!
I'm still learning from you, actually (I love all the tips you put up on tumblr and I've been doing my best to follow them!)
Maybe one day!
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Dream-Beam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
It would be a dream come true if I could do one with you :iconlazycryplz:
I've seen some famous artists do this trade where the other artists draw something for them
and if they don't think it measures with their level they count it as gift art, but if it does then they
do a drawing in return.
Do you think you'd be open to this?
I'm mostly a traditional artist example: [link]
But I've always wanted to challenge my digital skills :meow:
Of course I understand if your busy ;3
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ffenix-nova Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hm,
I would like atrade, do you think this is good enough? [link]
I havent updated my dA so is on tumbrl, I hope this is enough for having an AT with ya
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QuesoGr7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've wanted to do trades with you for a while but a lot of time you talk about how you're really busy with work and all.

Btw, do you know when the next time you'll do a live stream?
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:iconartifedex:
Artifedex Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to trade, but I'm not good enough to do so! I won't even kid myself. ;;;
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:iconendshark:
endshark Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll trade you my mewtwo for your surfing pikachu
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AWW YEEAAAH
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:iconjustjakk:
justjakk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Hey bro, I am working on some line commissions bro. Once I am done with those pieces, would you like me to rock something for ya? It will give you can idea to how my style works. Then, maybe some time down the line, we can work out a trade.

So, that would be like you do one pic against me doing two for you. Wadaya say?
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CallMePo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Harsh truth for some people, but totally true.

If we treat art like currency - because they want to substitute their art for actual money to pay for your art - I am pretty sure we are going to wind up discussing the "exchange rate" and frankly there are people who think their "currency" is on par with yours.

Before asking for an art trade, you really should consider what your "currency" is worth.

Sadly, many usually have the artistic equivalent of The Venezuelan Bolivar - which you need at least 2200 to make changes for an American dollar.
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Einstrigger Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i glad try!!!! no worry for beat me!! :3
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limeykat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I completely agree with this. They should be on even footing (give or take) but unfortunately there is no shortage of people who whine, cry and call artists "stuck up" over this kind of personal policy. They will carry on about how they "dont have money for commissions", so because they dont have money or enough talent to make the transaction fair - YOU - are supposed to take the hit and perform for them.

ugh.
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SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm...
I think if I applied myself, I could do something worthy of a trade... if not, I got some money to make up for it. >.>
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Dark-Blue-Abaddon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never did an art trade but would like to give it a shot
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merely-A Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You have characters who would be great to draw regardless of a trade!
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Amana07 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love to do art trades with people, but my skill, even in photography which i'm school'd in, isn't good enough to qualify for most, if anyone.
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Starfighterace-421 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I doubt I'm at anywhere close to your level... Time to practice, a lot.
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh man what I would do to trade with you --- but alas, I also am buried in commission work. :(
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x-Beatrush-x Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Enemy Lure
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HAAHHAHAHAA
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:iconmaxblackrabbit:
maxblackrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will trade you 5 titties for 2 of your titties. You're totally getting a deal. :)
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AL-818 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely would love to do a nice trade with you - tho don't want to hold up your commissions and such ;)
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Sodano Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I getcha, It makes it so you cant post an offer to trade without angering people
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ebony-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Yoy bro you better trade with me or the world will end in my self pitty and hounding you man. Don't know my work is awesome beyond awesome?! J/K I feel you man and I totally understand. =)
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:iconhureno:
Hureno Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to know, and gives incentive to artists who would like to trade with you, to improve
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:icongeovanni-eklipz:
Geovanni-Eklipz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Is your trade open? *doubts ud want a trade with me but wonders*
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds fair. Just out of curiosity, is this near/at the level you want?: [link]
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rainbowkitty777 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up.
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